Monday 5th March 1934
The Tatra T77, the world’s first serially produced aerodynamic car with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, was introduced to the press in Prague. The T77 was like nothing else available at that time. The body was based on an almost all-steel monocoque construction with timber infill. The wings and headlamps were integrated with the body, running boards were absent, door hinges and handles were set into the body and the underbody was made as smooth as possible. The large tailfin running over the rear end of the car was used to decrease the effects of side winds and increase road holding, but also contributed to its futuristic image!